JUNE COVID-19 UPDATE

Last Updated 5/25

Starting June 1 we are proud to expand our service to our patrons and the community; the safety of our patrons and staff is our utmost concern, as we move forward things will look different. See outlined below services we are offering and precautions we are taking at this time to ensure public health.

CURBSIDE PICKUP | Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

  1. Request any available item in our catalogue. There are three possible ways to make a request:
  2. Your request will be filled as soon as possible; items will be bagged and labeled with your name. We will call or email you when your order is ready and confirm when you are able to pick your items up. Pick up your items outside by our front entry. If you are not able to arrange pickup within 7 days of your request being filled, the item will be placed back into circulation. The checkout period begins when the request is filled.

TAKEOUT WINDOW | Monday through Friday, 1 pm – 3 pm

An open window, staffed with a friendly face. Our takeout window is located in the Children’s Room. Through the takeout window we are able to checkout materials, make reader’s advisory suggestions and answer reference questions. We are not able to accept returned items through the takeout window.


HOME DELIVERY | By appointment

This service is for patrons who are infirm and unable to get to the library. At this time we are only offering this service within the town limits of Northeast Harbor. Book deliveries will be available on Mondays. Please call 207 276 3333 during our business hours or email us at talktous@nehlibrary.org.


FREE WIFI | Available 24/7

Our WIFI network reaches all the way to the curb! The network name is NEHLIB, the password is booklovers.


RETURNS | Please return all materials to the book drop located by our front entry. We are quarantining all returned materials for at least 72 hours before they are able to circulate again, during this time the materials will remain checked out to your account. We do not charge overdue fines.


RENEWALS | You can contact us via phone, email, or at our takeout window to renew materials that you would like to keep for longer. We will do our best to honor your request.


ONLINE RESOURCES | Please contact us via phone, email, or our takeout window if you would like help accessing these resources.

  • Mango Languages – online language learning program offering 72 courses including ESL and courses for kids.
  • CloudLibrary – ebooks and digital audiobooks
  • Maine Digital Library – Academic journals, articles, magazines and resources

INTER-LIBRARY LOAN SERVICE | Discontinued for the time being. We are unable to accommodate new requests for inter-library loan items at this time.


EVENTS | All of our events have been postponed or will be held virtually.

Keep an eye out for more information via our Facebook, icontact or website for information about upcoming virtual events!


Our building will remained closed to the public for the time being, however there will be staff working regular hours Monday through Saturday. Staff resuming our regular duties and hours are equipped with gloves and masks and are wiping down surfaces regularly.

Follow us on Facebook for links to book lists, home education resources and more. We will be posting updates via our weekly e-newsletter (You can sign up on the bottom of this page!), to the library Facebook page, Instagram, website, and on our outdoor sign as we adapt to the present situation.

Thank you for being patient. We will be keeping a close eye on the situation in Maine as we consider when to open our doors again!

For more information:

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Disease Control

How to Protect Yourself from the National Center for Disease Control

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Northeast Harbor Library
1 Joy Road, PO Box 279
Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662

(207) 276-3333